Hunter, The
Rafi Pitts
Iran, DEU 2010
92 min

Recently released from prison, Ali makes the most of his return, amidst much talk of the upcoming elections and promises of change. Despite working nights, he tries to spend the most time possible with his beautiful wife and young daughter. To escape the stress of urban living, Ali retreats to his favorite pastime of hunting in the secluded forest north of town. Tragedy strikes and Ali’s wife Sara is accidentally killed in a police shoot-out with demonstrators. After a long and frustrating experience at the police station, Ali starts searching for his missing six-year-old daughter.
We finished shooting just before the June 2009 elections in Iran, but the similarities between the tension in The Hunter and what ended up happening in Iran after the elections is uncanny. The choice of green for Ali’s car was made before the post-election Green Movement actions and could be considered coincidental. But I think that the pre-election energy was integrated naturally into the film. (Rafi Pitts)

In the presence of Rafi Pitts.

  • Rafi Pitts - Ali Alavi
  • Mitra Hajjar - Sara
  • Ali Nicksaulat - Polizeioffizier
  • Hassan Ghalenoi - Soldat
  • Manoochehr Rahimi - Inspektor
  • Ismail Amini - Ladenbesitzer
  • Nasser Madahi - Alter Nachtwächter
  • Ali Mazinani - Junger Nachtwächter
  • Saba Yaghoobi - Saba
  • Rafi Pitts
  • Mohammad Davudi
  • Hossein Bashash
  • Hassan Hassandoost
  • Malak Khazai
  • Malak Khazai
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